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turn violent. >> a senator is stepping down after being indicted on bribery and extortion. jennifer franciotti joins us now with more on the case. >> despite an fbi raid on his home in 2008, currie continued to work as investigators looked into his ties to shoppers food warehouse. he is accused of using his office to benefit the grocery store chains. it is alleged he was paid $245,000 to secure advantages for shoppers. the indictment says he tried to save the chain of money and to give them an extension on meeting energy efficiency standards. he is accused of smoothing the way for a liquor license. he was a consultant for shoppers and his fees were disclosed. the chair of public policy says it is unusual to see a paper trail in a bribery case. >> the information is pretty iinteresting in that usually there is not a paper tropics prosecutors say currie failed to disclose his income on ethics forms. he will step down from some of his duties. we'll have more at 6:30. >> a man will spend the rest of his life behind bars. he was convicted back in may for the murder of another man in octo
, mail fraud and extortion later today. jennifer franciotti has more details. >> ulysses s. currie is stepping down from that committee. that does not mean that senator currie is giving up his job. prosecutors alleged that company executives paid him $2.45000 to secure advantages for shoppers. the indictment says he tried to save the chain money by giving the stores and extension. it accuses him of smoothing the way for a liquor license transfer in prince george's county and lobbying highway officials to have traffic signals installed at two company stores. his lawyer confirms he was a consultant for shoppers. "his compensation was disclosed and reported on his federal and state income taxes." the chair of public policy says it is unusual to see a paper trout in a bribery case. >> the information is pretty interesting in that usually and bribery cases there isn't any paperwork. >> prosecutors say currie failed to disclose his earnings on ethics forms. it appears as if he will continue his work in the senate. he is running for reelection unopposed. >> he does not have to drop out of
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